bcmbcmw.tn.gov.in Chennai Post Metric Scholarship Scheme for SC,ST &OBC Students

Scholarship scheme Of ‘Post-Matric Scholarship’ For Students Belonging To The Minority Communities :
The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities was announced in June, 2006. It provides that a post-matric scholarship scheme for meritorious students from minority communities would be implemented. These students are unable to pursue their education due to low income and backward community. State government has recently decided to award this scholarship scheme to all these meritorious students.

Official  Website http://www.bcmbcmw.tn.gov.in/

Objective :
The main objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to all those meritorious students who belongs to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them a better opportunities for higher education,and to  increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their scope of job.

Scope :
The scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India in a government or private higher secondary school/college/university, including such residential institutes of the Government and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government/Union Territory Administration concerned. It will also cover technical and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centres affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) of classes XI and XII level.

Eligibility Criteria :
Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and the annual income of whose parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs.2 lakh.

Distribution of the Scholarship :
Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. The distribution of scholarship among the States/Union Territories will be made on the basis of population of the above notified minorities in the States/ Union Territories of Census 2001

Scholarships For Girl Students :
30% of scholarship will be earmarked for girl students. In case sufficient number of eligible girl students are not available, then the balance earmarked scholarships may be awarded to eligible boy students.

Selection Process :
Unlike scholarship for SC and ST, there are a fixed number of scholarships for minorities is small and limited. Students from BPL families, having the lowest income shall be given preference in the ascending order. The renewal applications would be fully exhausted before the new applications are considered

Time Duration :
Scholarship will be provided for the entire course. However, maintenance allowance will be given for a period not exceeding 10 months only in an academic year.



Renewal Of Scholarship :
The scholarship, once awarded, may be renewed during the next academic year of the course on the production of certificate that the student has secured 50% marks in the examination.

Announcement Of Scheme :
The scheme will be announced by the concerned State Government/Union Territory Administration well in time, through advertisements in the leading language newspapers and local dailies and by using other suitable publicity media.

Application Process :
The concerned State Government will supply the application forms, of scholarships till such time computerized systems are made operational. The application forms should be received back along with requisite certificates within the stipulated period.

Pattern Of Financial Assistance :
100% funding will be given by the Central Government to the State Government/Union Territory Administration.

Evaluation :
The monitoring of the financial and physical performance of the scheme will be evaluated by assigning evaluation/impact studies to reputed institutions/agencies by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.


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